Ep 153...shirts

veezer

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A few years ago I decided to go the long sleeve route for summer matches to avoid sunburn and try to find something that breathes better. I tried the Hyperion long sleeve from kryptek. Works really well for me. Worn alone it provides protection from the sun and also has a collar that provides neck protection too. It breathes really well and doesn't hold stink either. Although it doesn't have any elbow pads, its a pretty good shirt for keeping you cool, dry and not looking like a boiled lobster at the end of the day.
 

M113A3

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Are they more of a loose fit or should I go up one size so its not too tight? Currently I use the long sleeve Under Armor tactical.
 

veezer

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Are they more of a loose fit or should I go up one size so its not too tight? Currently I use the long sleeve Under Armor tactical.
Its more of a loose fit, not the tight, form fitting stuff. More like a regular t shirt fit.

It doesn't say that it it SPF rated but I have worn it many times and never got burned.....and i am white as snow, so if it was going to happen, it would happen to me.
 
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M113A3

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They do have a Hyperion LS zip long sleeve that is SPF 35 that have a mock collar for nick protection... on the expensive side.
 

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They do have a Hyperion LS zip long sleeve that is SPF 35 that have a mock collar for nick protection... on the expensive side.
Do you have a link, I can't see any mention on their site?
 

veezer

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This is the one I have
 
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This is the one I have
I found that but no mention of UV protection, did I miss it somewhere?
 

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@Lowlight, have you checked out the shirts from Icarus? http://icarusshirts.com

Several of the local clubs have used them for jerseys. They offer SPF rated fabric, long and short sleeves, hot weather and cold weather insulated styles. There are jackets available, as well as, cycling styles with the pockets in the back. Not sure if they can add pockets to the back of the jackets. But I believe they are the manufacturer, so perhaps they can.

Techwear, in the past, never offered their styles in an SPF rated fabric. That may have changed. But Icarus offers the same, if not better, quality at much more reasonable pricing.
 

AbbyKatt

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I once looked into the HUK shirts. They are marketed heavily for fishermen. Emailed the company. Nope. They aren't SPF rated either. That was a real surprise.
 

M113A3

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I found that but no mention of UV protection, did I miss it somewhere?

I got the UV info from Amazon.

"SUN PROTECTION - A member of Kryptek’s K-ORE collection, the Hyperion’s K-Ore fabric features Kryptek Protect, which guarantees a minimum of 35UPF sun protection for the life of the product"

 
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JC0352

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@Lowlight and crew, have you come across these? I plan to order one up. Seems to check off a lot of boxes.


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JC0352

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Yea... That would be nice. Somebody within the industry would need to pull it off to get everything.
 

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Is it enough to just have UV protection from shirt? Or do you need pants, too?
 

Sheldon N

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I've been looking at these type of shirts lately too. Got one of the Free Fly bamboo shirts, didn't quite like the fit so returned it. Now I"ve got an Acrteryx Phasic sun hoodie on order that may fit the bill. Thin/breathable material with UPF 50+ protection. We'll see how it does once it gets here.
 

seansmd

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I've been looking at these type of shirts lately too. Got one of the Free Fly bamboo shirts, didn't quite like the fit so returned it. Now I"ve got an Acrteryx Phasic sun hoodie on order that may fit the bill. Thin/breathable material with UPF 50+ protection. We'll see how it does once it gets here.
I bought two under armour fishing long sleeve uv shirts, one with a hood.
 
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hlee

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I'm a really white guy and appreciate sun protection. I'm sitting in the shade right now. But ask yourself, when you take your shirt off after a day in the sun, have you tanned under your shirt? Is you nut sack tanned (or burned) after a day at the beach? All fabrics have UV protecting properties- some are better than others, some are very good. But, not having a UPF rating does NOT mean that the garment does not protect from the sun. It just means that the fabric has not been tested.

Farmer tan is the effect of UV protective clothing, and has been a thing for way longer than UPF has been a thing (testing invented in 1996). It used to be that SPF 15 sunblock was sufficient and anything over 30 was hype, now you ain't got shit unless it's SFP 50. Did the earth drift closer to the sun in the last 30 years?

Your bodies reaction to UV exposure is melanin production. If the melanin in your skin is insufficient, you burn. A friend of mine learned many years ago that "black don't crack" is just a cute rhyme.

I'm not saying that UPF is not necessary, just that the UPF tag is something you are paying a premium for, but it's a lot of marketing too. Tight weave, synthetic, reflective fabric will have a high UPF (double layer even more so)- with or without the tag. Heavy cottons like denim does too. If your clothing is giving you tan lines, you are probably wearing enough, even without the UPF tag.
 
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